what kind of animal do you think groudon was based on

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User Info: Oreno5267

Oreno5267
7 years ago#11

primaldialga47 posted...
i really don't know i need to know trying to do something with it

Origin

Groudon is most likely based on the Hebrew legends of Behemoth, the unconquerable primal master of the land. Its counterparts were Leviathan and Ziz. Just as Groudon is in conflict with Kyogre, it was said that at the end of time Behemoth and Leviathan would start a battle that would kill them both. Groudon's appearance also draws inspiration from the Tyrannosaurus and from various species of Ankylosauria such as Euoplocephalus. Groudon can also be based on Maylupa, which means the "owner of the lands", the lord of the lands and agricultural fields.

Name origin

Groudon's name appears to be a combination of ground and don, which is Spanish for lord - hence, lord of the ground. The suffix -don is also used in the names of many dinosaurs and large animals, and means "tooth". Groudon has large teeth, and also somewhat resembles a dinosaur. Although possibly a coincidence, its name also includes 土 do, ground, or don, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a very loud crashing noise, which would be made by Groudon's feet when it walks.

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User Info: NinjaPirateDood

NinjaPirateDood
7 years ago#12
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User Info: DragonNinja1337

DragonNinja1337
7 years ago#13
T-Rex.
Me = Dragon Master

User Info: Grammar_man

Grammar_man
7 years ago#14
"Same as Kyogre was based on the Leviathan."

It's story perhaps, but Kyogre's design is completely based on an orca/killer whale.

The leviathan started out as a serpent/crocodile monster, and by 800 B.C. it had became a dragon- the Behemoth was the Land-dragon at the time.

Though the modern hebrew term means whale.



"Throwing the golems into there, Gen 3 had a lot of Hebrew Lore..."

Indeed.

User Info: Arguable

Arguable
7 years ago#15
Giant Ground Sloth

http://blogs.sltrib.com/sheena/uploaded_images/Giant-Ground-Sloth-sm-785857.jpg

User Info: Mephilas

Mephilas
7 years ago#16
It's story perhaps, but Kyogre's design is completely based on an orca/killer whale.

Neither match their mythical counterparts then, as the Behemoth is said to look like a hippo and groudon looks NOTHING like a hippo. Right on target.
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User Info: ROFLROOSTER

ROFLROOSTER
7 years ago#17
I thought he was based on a dinosaur... in other news, Delibird is based on Santa. YAY CHRISTMAS!
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User Info: Grammar_man

Grammar_man
7 years ago#18
Neither match their mythical counterparts then, as the Behemoth is said to look like a hippo and groudon looks NOTHING like a hippo. Right on target.

It's also been said to be a bull and a dragon.

I suppose the dragon part fits....


Anyhow....

Real Leviathan(Serpent/Dragon/Crocodile)
Feraligatr for the croc, Gyarados for the rest

Real Behemoth
Tauros for bull, Hippowdon for Hippo.


Real Ziz(Rayquaza)

...None. But any of the birds are closer than Ray, as it is a griffin-like creature.

User Info: emagdnE

emagdnE
7 years ago#19
YAY CHRISTMAS!
.....Christmas?! ALREADY?!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

the monster of a holiday is spreading! it won't be satisfied until it has consumed the entire year, WILL IT?!
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